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Leave it to Vox to consistently find new ways to out-Vox itself. Here’s the latest:


In case you don’t know the plot of “Gone Girl,” here’s a quick summary of the film which is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn [spoiler alert, again]:

Wife Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) tries to frame her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) for murder because he’s cheating on her. When her plan goes awry, she then fakes a rape and murders a former boyfriend (Doogie Howser) to keep herself from getting in trouble. Amy then uses sperm Nick donated at a fertility clinic to become pregnant, thus trapping Nick in a loveless marriage. The end.

This is the “most feminist mainstream movie in years?” For real?

Yes. And here’s Todd VanDerWerff of Vox ‘splaining why:

But open up Gone Girl and dig around in its guts, and you find something surprising. This is perhaps the most feminist mainstream movie in years, a forthright depiction of the ways that society controls women and forces them into certain roles, then lets men basically do whatever they want. Amy Dunne might be a monster, but she’s no sui generis psychopath. No, she’s Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together by a husband, parents, and a social order that demanded she be certain things, rather than who she really was.

And in destroying her husband’s life, she’s symbolically taking back power for women everywhere.

Who knew murder and faking rape are now symbols of “taking back power,” at least according to this one male-privileged writer at Vox.

But for everyone else, how “ridiculous” is this piece on the Vox-ometer list of other ridiculous articles? Here’s John Podhoretz, editor of “Commentary,” with the answer:

Yep. It’s that bad.

But John is a guy, what does he know. What about a noted feminist writer like Sarah Reese Jones? Does she see any feminism in “Gone Girl”? Nope:

Or maybe “Gone Girl” is both feminist and misogynist!

Something for everyone! Including a brief glimpse of Ben Affleck’s manly parts, if you’re paying attention:

Who wouldn’t pay attention closely enough to see his manly parts, especially after watching his “frothing bull” act on Bill Maher’s show on Friday? So sexy and feministy.


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